These delicious shrimp taquitos are baked, not fried, and full of incredible flavor.
Served with a side of creamy salsa verde dipping sauce, this is the perfect appetizer to serve for the big game!
If you've been around for awhile, then you already know how much I love Mexican food. It's probably my favorite cuisine, with Italian a very close second. Tacos, fajitas, nachos, enchiladas, I don't discriminate. I want it ALL! My kids and I especially love taquitos - they are finger food, no forks required, and are just really fun to eat. Paired with a flavorful dipping sauce, they are perfect appetizer for game day or a party, or even for a quick lunch!
These Baked Shrimp Taquitos with Creamy Salsa Verde Dipping Sauce are one of my newest recipe creations. I typically use shredded chicken in my taquitos, so I decided to change things up a bit and go with shrimp. I also decided to make these a bit healthier by baking them instead of deep frying. Who says you can't have delicious food that's also healthy?
Baked Shrimp Taquitos with Creamy Salsa Verde Dipping Sauce
Author: Sarah Bates | The Chef Next Door
1 pound pre-cooked and peeled shrimp, roughly chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1/4 cup shredded cheddar jack cheese
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
Salt and black pepper
16 yellow corn tortillas
For the dipping sauce:
1/2 cup Whole Milk Plain Greek yogurt
2 Tablespoons prepared salsa verde
1 Tablespoon finely chopped fresh cilantro
Salt and black pepper
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat and set aside.
In a large bowl, mix the shrimp, garlic, onion, cheese and cilantro. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Wrap the stack of tortillas in a damp paper towel and microwave for one minute, until warm and soft. Carefully add a heaping tablespoon of the shrimp mixture in the center of each tortilla. Roll up the tortillas tightly, securing each one with a toothpick.
Arrange the taquitos on the prepared baking sheet and spray each one with cooking spray, which helps them get crispy. Bake for 15 minutes, or until golden brown.
While the taquitos are baking, make the dipping sauce. Mix the yogurt, salsa and cilantro in a small bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
When the taquitos are done, remove the toothpicks and arrange on a platter. Serve the dipping sauce alongside.
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